How to support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic from the School of Mental Health Ontario
Mental Illness Unmasked Podcast from Canaidan Mental Health Association, and tips to manage mental health during COVID-19.
Clair Hills and Williamsburg Neighbourhood Window Walk decorate your front window with the theme, then enjoy walking around the neighbourhood finding the other houses participating
Italians across the country are coming together with their neighbourhoods through music – Watch.
A fitness instructor in Spain led a workout from a rooftop for quarantined people. Learn more
Connecting Postcards – Help to connect with neighbours who may be lonely and in need. Learn more
The Anglican Church in Burford, Ontario moves cancelled services to Facebook live – Listen here
Kind Canadians start 'caremongering' trend – Learn more
In times of crises, the first responders will likely be a neighbour – Learn more
Stay active by biking, going for walks or exercising at home
Explore ways to connect and volunteer virtually
Create a neighbourhood or a community calendar
Free Yoga for different ages
Online Activities list from the Guelph community (educational, arts &
culture, stay active)
KW Counselling - Supports and Self Care Resources Available During COVID-19 Social Distancing
If you are having a mental health crisis, contact Here 24/7 by phone at 1.844.437.3247 or online at https://here247.ca/
If you identify as a LGBTQ2+ youth and want to talk with another youth who might get what you are going through you can reach out to YouthLine. Call 1.800.268.9688 or text 647.694.4275. Please note they are only available during certain times. You can also CHAT LIVE with someone who gets it at https://www.imalive.org/.
The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region has a 24/7 support line: 519.741.8633
WOEBOT https://woebot.page.link/Ontario. An app for those facing anxiety or depression to learn and practice CBT-based strategies.
PIXEL THOUGHT https://www.pixelthoughts.co/. A 60 second meditation to help clear your mind!
SUPERBETTER https://www.superbetter.com/. SuperBetter builds resilience – the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges. Playing SuperBetter unlocks heroic potential to overcome tough situations and achieve goals that matter most.
YOU FEEL LIKE SHIT: https://youfeellikeshit.com/. This game guides you through a series of questions that help you practice self-care. It’s especially useful for people who struggle with self-care, executive dysfunction, and/or reading internal signals. It’s designed to take as much of the weight off of you as possible, so each decision is very easy and doesn’t require much judgment
CALM HARM https://calmharm.co.uk/. An app that helps young people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Great for adults, too!
Canadian Mental Health Association website has a range of tip sheets available for download. https://cmha.ca/document-category/mental-health
Dancing Distantly Parties - You can arrange them too!
Workout Routine from YMCA - Ways to stay well and healthy at home
COVID-19 Resources for Children, Youth, and Families from Children and Youth Planning Table of Waterloo Region
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The information in this list was originally collected by Social Development Centre Waterloo Region and posted on March 25th, 2020 to their site.